Pride Month Special- Tasveer Reels: The Lonely Prince
This Pride month, join us for an exclusive screening of The Lonely Prince followed by a live Q&A session with the filmmakers Shivin and Sunny.
Date: Friday, June 10th
Time: 5:00pm-6:30 pm PST
Inspired by the lack of Queer representation in traditional Indian settings, Shivin and Sunny decided to go back to their roots and create a new tale with a queer leading character.The Lonely Prince is inspired by classic fairy tails, but with one twist- its the Prince that needs saving this time. The film is built around this idea of self-acceptance, which the Prince has struggled with his entire adult life.
Directors Shivin and Sunny grew up in a time where homosexuality was not accepted, even in their household. Not having any mainstream representation of their struggles on-screen only made their fear of acceptance greater. That is why the two created this story in the form of a folk tale with a hope for it to be sent down from generation to generation.